Vandals scrawled a half-dozen swastikas and anti-Semitic obscenities this week on outdoor playground equipment at Congregation Etz Chaim in Commack, L.I.
Rabbi Raphael Wizman, spiritual leader of the 125-family Orthodox congregation, said the swastikas and obscenities were found on the swings and on a large toy castle in the children’s playground. He said the vandals apparently scaled a 5-foot high fence that enclosed the locked playground and also broke two Plexiglass school windows.
“My reaction is anger and sadness,” said Rabbi Wizman, who called police after discovering the vandalism Wednesday morning. “I’m angry at the kids who did this. I would like to find them and press charges to the fullest extent of the law.”